ISA Bali Chapter members are in the running for the Best Sommelier Competition Bali Chapter 2015. The competition selects the best 2 sommelier of Bali to take part for the national competition held in Jakarta on May 29th, 2015. The ISA Bali Chapter aims to continue and improve on its success of the past year, which saw one of Bali’s own Sommelier become both Indonesia’s Best Sommelier and Runner Up of the National Best Sommelier 2014 competition.
The ISA Bali Chapter invites Sommelier contestant from all hotels, restaurants and other establishments in Bali to compete in this prestigious event. The sequences of the competition are a written exam, a blind tasting, food pairing and tehnical skills and finally, a live – on stage competition presented during the Indonesia Food and Beverage Executive Association gathering (IFBEC) held on May 21st 2015 at Grand Zuri Hotel Kuta Bali from 13:00 to 21:00.
The qualification to be able to join the competition, participant must be Indonesian Citizens, minimum 3 year working in the field of Food and Beverage Service, and an ISA member. With the Prize of Thropy and Medal, the winners will be invited to join the National Competition in Jakarta at the end of May 2015.
“it will be very interesting to run the competition this year with couple of new Sommelier competing, as more and more Sommelier position is needed in the hospitality and culinary industry now days, I hope we can be as successful as last year in the National Competition and get 2 best Sommelier positions from Bali and win the National competition” said Ms. Kertawidyawati the President of ISA Bali Chapter.
“Winning the Indonesia Best Sommelier 2014 is a life changing experience, in the sense that candidates get the experience to attend the Summer Course of Germany sponsored by the German Sommelier Association and to have the opportunity to get a Wine Judge Training in Hong Kong a month after. I do hope this year competition will run successfully and whoever the winner will get the same experience as I did, good luck to all the participants” said Pamor Budi the Indonesia Best Sommelier 2014.